Changing my Diet & Vegan Eats in Wellington

Why I hear you say, have I written a post on where to find vegan food in Wellington?

After watching a few documentaries and reading up on the meat and dairy industry over the past month I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to swap my milk for soy, my meat for tofu and my dairy milk for dark chocolate.

Meanwhile buying and consuming enough veggies and fruit to run my own produce market.

Veganism doesn’t have to be boring

Changing up your diet comes with its challenges and temptations, being vegan based isn’t an exception. But it’s not as difficult as I ever thought it would be. The proof is in this post, that 100% vegan meals can be 1. Easily accessible and 2. Delicious. A lifestyle choice doesn’t mean you should miss out on dining out and takeaways, it just introduces you to a whole other spectrum of foods and flavours that you wouldn’t have tasted otherwise.

I’m not going to bore you with the ins and out of the vegan life I’ve experienced so far, but what I will leave you with is the challenge to try something vegan. Have one of these meals the next time you can’t be bothered to cook, and thank me later.

Daniel’s Kitchen – 16 The Terrace

Daniel’s has always been a favourite of mine. Situated just around the corner from work it’s both convenient and their wraps are to-die-for! I used to have chicken and falafel but now I opt for falafel and Moroccan chickpea which in my opinion is even tastier. They overload the wrap with your choice of salad and top it off with one or two of your favourite sauces. Satay all the way.

Origin Gourmet Food Truck – The Harbourside Market

This is the second time I’ve mentioned this amazing find on my blog. Their vegan earth bowls are yumski. They’re jampacked with greens, quinoa, brown rice, hummus, topped off with zucchini, chickpeas, lentils, carrots, mushrooms and onion. The combination of ingredients just works and has had me going back to the market every Sunday for more.

Little Penang – 40 Dixon Street

I can’t believe I’ve been living in this city for two years and have only just tried this place. Since changing things up in my diet, the one thing I’ve learnt is that Malaysian cuisine is a vegan’s best friend. Any carnivore would have to think twice about where the meat is at. The quality of food here is top notch and at a steal when compared to Wellington prices. Two meals and a side cost us a mere 28 (NZD).

Satay Village – 58 Ghuznee Street 

Another Asian/Malaysian restaurant in Wellington that does very good vegan curry. This was the first take away I had as a vegan and I wasn’t expecting it to be so mouth-watering. It even encouraged me to start cooking my own curries with coconut milk being the key ingredient and experimenting with herbs, spices, pastes and veggies.

Others that I haven’t mentioned that cater to vegans really well are Chow on Tory Street, Seize on Lambton Quay and Two Grey on Featherston (for the coconut coffee). Give them a go, and if you have any recommendations for when I’m out and about comment below.

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